In this episode of the Pull Hook Golf podcast, host Matt Cook sits down with Ryan French, the man behind Monday Q Info, who has turned six years of intense interest in lesser-known golf competitions into a career. Offering a unique glimpse into the trials and jubilations of golf's Monday qualifiers, French discusses the fascinating journeys of lesser-known players fighting for a spot in the big leagues.

The conversation kicks off with French's personal journey into the realm of golf, followed by his transition to covering Monday qualifiers. French recounts favorite moments and impactful stories, underlining the significance of these events which often serve as a career-defining turning point for many players. The discussion also wades into the impact of LIV Golf on the golf landscape and French's perspective on the various changes it's brought about.

About the Guest:

Ryan French, also known as Monday Q Info, brings to the forefront the lesser-seen world of golf—Monday qualifiers and mini tours. He founded Monday Q Info as a hub for all things related to Monday qualifiers, providing centralized links, updates, and captivating stories from golf's grassroots levels. French is not just an ardent golf fan but also a narrator of the untold struggles and triumphs of those seeking glory in the sport. His insightful analysis and commitment to sharing these narratives have garnered him a dedicated following on Twitter and beyond.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ryan French delves into the motivations behind his focus on Monday qualifiers and the incredible stories that emerge from these events, which provide opportunities for both known and obscure golf players.

  • French expresses his preference for the competitive aspect of golf over the no-cut, guaranteed-pay events, highlighting the distinction between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf from a purist’s perspective.

  • The inner workings of professional golf qualifications are unpacked, shedding light on the challenges and the importance of fair competition.

  • French's perspective on the current state of professional golf emphasizes the divide caused by LIV Golf and its implications on the sport's viewership and future.

  • Engagement with audience queries reveals insights on cheating in golf, the struggles of the Korn Ferry Tour, and the practicalities of playing within professional golf circuits.

Notable Quotes:

  • "I'll always go with Twitter and tweet at all times." — Ryan French on the preferred nomenclature for social media engagement.

  • "Mondays are hard, but there’s a lot of future or past talent often in each field." — Ryan French on the competitive nature of Monday qualifiers.

  • "I'm not a LIV fan, but I don’t blame players for going there." — Ryan French on the contentious rise of LIV Golf.

  • "As soon as you tap in and get your card, you don't have to play that well. And for guys that don't have any money, that is huge." — Ryan French on the financial implications of playing with LIV Golf.

  • "It happens way more than you think." — Ryan French on the prevalence of cheating in golf.


  • Follow Ryan French's updates and insights on Monday qualifiers via his Twitter handle @acaseofthegolf1.

  • Check out the official website Monday Q Info for links to scores and the latest news from around the world of Monday golf qualifiers.

  • Listen to French's podcast, Any Given Monday, for more in-depth discussions and stories from the golf course.

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Tune in to the full episode of Pull Hook Golf to hear all the firsthand insights from Ryan French and discover why the world of Monday qualifiers is a microcosm of passion, determination, and heart that defines the game of golf. Stay connected for more episodes that dive deep into the untold facets of the sport we love.

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